Petrochemical America

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Kate Orff, an assistant professor at Columbia University and founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in Manhattan, discusses the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. The book Petrochemical America combines Richard Misrach's photographs of Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor" with Orff's "Ecological Atlas"—a series of speculative drawings developed through intensive research and mapping of data from the region


Kate Orff

Comments [4]

OH from Brooklyn

Some images were published on the New Yorker website when they did a write up on the book (see link below)

Jan. 02 2013 01:35 PM
Molly from NYC

Would have been nice to see a few pics from the book.

Jan. 02 2013 01:24 PM
Robert from NYC

What does your guest this about these recent commercials that BP runs with supposedly residents of the gulf states telling us how wonderful everything is now due to BP's wonderful change and clean-up. They tell us how the area has "come back" and all is well with the wonderful fishing and welcoming us to come down to enjoy the food fished in the now clean, thanks to BP's work, waters.

Jan. 02 2013 01:19 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Clearly natural gas is the lesser of the two evils. Obviously the end goal must be to end the use of fossil fuels as soon as feasible.

Jan. 02 2013 11:44 AM

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